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post #271 of 2911
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Originally Posted by michelspascie View Post

I got my PS3 and connected it to my computer LCD display (SDM-HS75P/) thru a HDMI – DVI cable.

It doesn’t work at all !!!!

My new LCD is capable of 1280 X 1024 so I was expecting a nice 720P. display.

I connected the PS3 on my sister new LCD TV thru a DVI – DVI cable and everything just work fine.

Does anybody have a PS3 working on computer display thru a DVI connector ???
Should try a HDMI – DVI – VGA cable ?

Please help !!!

You need a HDCP display due to DRM. Modern HDMI & DVI TVs have HDCP support built in. Most DVI computer monitor do not support HDCP so will not show anything. Converting from HDMI to DVI to VGA won't work since HDCP is required from the player to the display (end to end). Sorry.
post #272 of 2911
Video Problem:

I was running my PS3 at my parents house through component cables. However, I just packed up and moved to my own place. I got a new TV that has hdmi. I forgot to switich the video output to hdmi before i left my parents house, and the cables are still there (half way across the country).

When I plug in the PS I jus get a black screen, I gues because it still wants to only output component, and I only have hdmi. Is there a way to reset the video settings, or make it find the new ones, without my parents having to ship me the compnent cables?

Please help!!

UPDATE: Ok, I fixed it by keeping the On/Off button pushed until it beeped a second time after powering on, the PS3 automatically looked for searched for current connection.
post #273 of 2911
Sorry for the stupid question, I'm a newb.
Several guys earlier in the thread mentioned that they can't get their PS3s to link up to the internet using a wired connection, and I'm having the same problem. I get a time out message while looking for my IP address.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
post #274 of 2911
Chunder, what's your ethernet cable connected to?

I have an awful time with my PS3 thinking an ethernet cable isn't connected. After firmware updates, I have to turn off the PS3 (with the switch in the back) , make sure my wireless bridge is turned on (which it always is), wait a few min, then turn it back on. THEN I get link lights. Otherwise, no. Totally fubar for some reason.



On to my problem -

When I play resistance, after awhile, when I grab a health pickup, the screen goes black. I have to hit pause quick, and then the screen comes back after a second. I've got it hooked up via a joytech switchbox with PS2 component cables to my toshiba 46HM95. Latest firmware edition.
post #275 of 2911
Just an FYI for those of you with the Hitachi 51F59 - these sets DO NOT accept HDMI version 1.3 which is what PS3 uses. I talked to Hitachi's service department and they dropped this little bomb on me. They have no firmware update as of right now. Using HDMI for your PS3 with this TV will cause the types of difficulties I mentioned in my last post. I'm not sure if this same problem occurs with other size sets in this series but I imagine they have the same firmware so...

Since I'm a new here I can't link yet but there is a thread where I found the problem occuring with another AV Forum user. You can do a search for "2 Week old Hitachi 51F59A - Color/Screen Flashes, Problems " in the rear projection forum. Needless to say I'm not too impressed with Hitachi right now. Hopefully they get on with a firmware update soon.
post #276 of 2911
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Originally Posted by birdog View Post

cannot get 1080p through hdmi on 50 inch sxrd kd-r50xbr1

this is very frustrating because i was told by both best buy and sony that i should be able to achieve this resolution

Unfortunately, both Best Buy and Sony were incorrect. The KDS XBR1 CANNOT receive 1080P inputs over HDMI. It is a native 1080P set, but unfortunately does not accept 1080P inputs. The newer XBR2 and A2000 SXRD models are both capable of accepting 1080P inputs.
post #277 of 2911
Can anyone tell me if Resistance FOM and NFS Carbon work with the motion sensor of the Sixaxis? I've read some threads on AVS suggesting that these games DO take advantage of the motion sensing, although limited, however I have not gotten the games to work with motion, and frankly, I don't even know how to turn the motion option on?!

TIA
post #278 of 2911
Tone64:

In R:FoM the sixaxis works when you are grabbed by a menial - you shake the sixaxis to break free of the grip. It is very limited in its useage. Others will have to comment on NFS:C.
post #279 of 2911
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Originally Posted by Tone64 View Post

Can anyone tell me if Resistance FOM and NFS Carbon work with the motion sensor of the Sixaxis? I've read some threads on AVS suggesting that these games DO take advantage of the motion sensing, although limited, however I have not gotten the games to work with motion, and frankly, I don't even know how to turn the motion option on?!

TIA

Have you tried reading the owners manuals to your games before posting in AVS Forum? Usually that type of data is in the manual...
post #280 of 2911
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Originally Posted by JD23 View Post

Unfortunately, both Best Buy and Sony were incorrect. The KDS XBR1 CANNOT receive 1080P inputs over HDMI. It is a native 1080P set, but unfortunately does not accept 1080P inputs. The newer XBR2 and A2000 SXRD models are both capable of accepting 1080P inputs.

Hey there,

Before you trust any Best Buy employee or Sony CSR...and before you plunk down hordes of moolah...Download the owners manual and pore over it like a horny teenager getting your hands on a Playboy for the first time...

That is what I do...Saves me a lot of headaches in the long run.
post #281 of 2911
Well, I called Sony today re: my ethernet problem. They're replacing the unit for me. I have to call back when I'm in front of the unit to get the model #, and then they're going to send me a "coffin" ala xbox 360. I also have to do a system backup on my PS3, so I can keep all my game saves. They won't let me keep the HD. I hope it backs up the PS2 card I copied over.

I'll keep you guys informed!

I hope this solves the problem with my picture going black during resistance, too.
post #282 of 2911
I have a 5-6 year old Toshiba 50" HDTV which displays 480p and 1080i. No 720p or 1080p. I can not get my PS3 to display a 16:9 display while playing games. Blu-Ray shows widescreen in 1080i. Under video output setup options I select component cables & 1080i. I get no option of choosing 16:9 or 4:3 display output. I called Sony and they have no idea of whats going on. I will try to test the system on a newer 16:9 TV, but would like to get it to work on my TV as a widescreen display (i.e. black bars above and below the display). Thanks.
post #283 of 2911
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Originally Posted by CloakedPuppet View Post

Just an FYI for those of you with the Hitachi 51F59 - these sets DO NOT accept HDMI version 1.3 which is what PS3 uses. I talked to Hitachi's service department and they dropped this little bomb on me. They have no firmware update as of right now. Using HDMI for your PS3 with this TV will cause the types of difficulties I mentioned in my last post. I'm not sure if this same problem occurs with other size sets in this series but I imagine they have the same firmware so...

Since I'm a new here I can't link yet but there is a thread where I found the problem occuring with another AV Forum user. You can do a search for "2 Week old Hitachi 51F59A - Color/Screen Flashes, Problems " in the rear projection forum. Needless to say I'm not too impressed with Hitachi right now. Hopefully they get on with a firmware update soon.

Isn't 1.3 backwards compatible!
post #284 of 2911
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Originally Posted by tingham View Post

Isn't 1.3 backwards compatible!


Apparently not, unless Hitachi is just using this as an excuse - which is also pretty likely. In the end - they need to address this issue.
post #285 of 2911
Set up the PS3 yesterday and had what seemed like intermittent power supply problems. In the initial set up menu, the screen would show menu items for about two seconds and then go blank...and repeat. Between cycling, was able to do the set up and update the system software and set up a user account, but something was wrong. Playing games, the system worked fine, but each time returning to the setup the cycling started again.

Question:

I am leaving today for a couple of weeks and want to know should I take this thing back to BB? Different HDMI cables, all the FAQ's, everything I could think of. Help me, quick.
post #286 of 2911
Sounds like it could be a HDMI issue, what TV are you using how is it hooked up?

Westinghouse sets have that problem UNLESS DVI2 is used.

Try setting the output to 480p see if that helps, and try the AV cable only, if its Westinghouse set use DVI 2 input with a HDMI to DVI cable. (Dual Link)
post #287 of 2911
I am have the same problem that is detailed in this thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=768498

Perhaps that guy is who sold me his PS3 off eBay...no wonder I got such a good deal

Anyway, I have fiddled with the thing for several hours and am pretty annoyed.

I have never heard sound thru the optical cable. When I first got my PS3, I immediately downloaded firmware 1.31 and selected all the A/V settings. I'm using HDMI for video and optical for audio. The red light comes out of the optical cable like there is something being sent, but my Denon 3802 rcvr only senses a digital input and that is it....no sound. I've tried a couple different optical cables and a couple different inputs on the Denon. The other inputs on the Denon have been used for HD Tivo, and DVD optical input, so I know they work. I downloaded firmware 1.32 last night and there was no change. I even tried the "revert to factory defaults" option and got nowhere.

And yes, the optical output is set to bitstream in both places and the Dolby/DTS checkboxes are selected.

I'm gonna bring my friend's 60giger over and see if that works. If it does, then Sony will be getting a call.

Anyone else get NO audio at all thru their optical cable?

Later,
pjdavep
post #288 of 2911
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Originally Posted by JackLT View Post

Sounds like it could be a HDMI issue, what TV are you using how is it hooked up?

Westinghouse sets have that problem using DVI2 is used.

Try setting the output to 480p see if that helps, and try the AV cable only.

Thanks, Jack. I have a Westinghouse 47 and have used HDMI/HDMI with various components successfully, so far. Now the cycling is going on, even with the games. I've boxed it up and am taking it back. Thanks, again.
post #289 of 2911
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Originally Posted by Edge14 View Post

Thanks, Jack. I have a Westinghouse 47 and have used HDMI/HDMI with various components successfully, so far. Now the cycling is going on, even with the games. I've boxed it up and am taking it back. Thanks, again.

Sorry made a typing error.

Your PS3 is fine, just plug it into DVI2 on the Westinghouse 47" it will work perfect.

Its the Westinghouse HDMI and DVI1 inputs that are problems with the PS3.
The DVI2 input will work fine with a HDMI to DVI dual link cable.
post #290 of 2911
I'm using the regular conection (not HD) and I can hear the audio from the game, but no video. Any ideas on how to fix this issue? Thanks!
post #291 of 2911
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Originally Posted by JackLT View Post

Sorry made a typing error.

Your PS3 is fine, just plug it into DVI2 on the Westinghouse 47" it will work perfect.

Its the Westinghouse HDMI and DVI1 inputs that are problems with the PS3.
The DVI2 input will work fine with a HDMI to DVI dual link cable.

Well, I'm off to get a cable. Thanks, Jack. I'll let you know how it works out. :thumbsup
post #292 of 2911
Think thats the folder names needed too... PHOTO, VIDEO, MUSIC... check the online manual to be sure.
post #293 of 2911
Ahhhh...I feel like such an idiot.

So I finally got my PS3 optical cable working. I had brought a friend's PS3 over and could not get the optical working either, so I figured it was something on my rcvr. I noticed when I hooked the optical cable to the PS3 that light was coming out of it....hmm, that's weird. Once the second PS3 didn't work, I checked the back of my Denon 3802 (which is difficult because it's in a cabinet and I have to use a mirror/flashlight to see), and dammit I had the PS3 hooked into the optical out! However, my first try a couple days ago, I was using the 'optical in' port number 1. I tried that again and it still didn't work. Finally, I found that I needed to hit the auto button on the receiver for it to re-recognize the signal being sent! Even though the receiver recognized a digital signal, it wouldn't do anything with it until I hit that button. Very strange, but now I have sound!!

Later,
pjdavep
post #294 of 2911
Hi i'm was wondering how i can hook up my ipod to the ps3? I plug it up and everything and nothing happen. I went to the music settings and select the AAC but my ipod still wont play on it. I really don't know what to do. I really could need some help with it.
post #295 of 2911
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Originally Posted by mchamblissII View Post

Hi i'm was wondering how i can hook up my ipod to the ps3? I plug it up and everything and nothing happen. I went to the music settings and select the AAC but my ipod still wont play on it. I really don't know what to do. I really could need some help with it.

You can't hook the ipod up to the ps3 because the ipod has copy protection. It will not work plugged into the ps3. This is the ipod's fault and why i don't like ipod's or i'tunes. You have to copy the mp3's to disks or flashdrives to hear the songs on the ps3.
post #296 of 2911
awwww now thats the worst crap I have every heard damn that sux
post #297 of 2911
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Originally Posted by UxiSXRD View Post

For what? Sounds like you didn't do enough research on the set... Sony never advertised as capable of 1080p inputs. The set IS a 1080p set since it only displays 1920 x 1080 progressive and has a fine deinterlacer.

Now if BB (or their salesschmuck) lied to you, you might have a grevience, but that's unlikely, though it's possible their salesguy just didn't know what he was talking about. In any case, difficult to prove unless you have it in writing (which is extremely unlikely).

Not that I think you'll see much benefit from 1080p HDMI versus 1080i over HDMI with your TV doing the deinterlacing.

I got tricked into believing the xbr1 was a 1080p . I brought my tv back to best buy showed them the receipt showing 1080p and I got my money back actually I got another tv returned that one for cash.
post #298 of 2911
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Originally Posted by pjdavep View Post

Ahhhh...I feel like such an idiot.

So I finally got my PS3 optical cable working. I had brought a friend's PS3 over and could not get the optical working either, so I figured it was something on my rcvr. I noticed when I hooked the optical cable to the PS3 that light was coming out of it....hmm, that's weird. Once the second PS3 didn't work, I checked the back of my Denon 3802 (which is difficult because it's in a cabinet and I have to use a mirror/flashlight to see), and dammit I had the PS3 hooked into the optical out! However, my first try a couple days ago, I was using the 'optical in' port number 1. I tried that again and it still didn't work. Finally, I found that I needed to hit the auto button on the receiver for it to re-recognize the signal being sent! Even though the receiver recognized a digital signal, it wouldn't do anything with it until I hit that button. Very strange, but now I have sound!!

Later,
pjdavep

After reading this msg, I realized that I too had my Optical plugged into the optical "out" port of my receiver instead of the "in" port. Also, I noticed I had it plugged into the "video" IN jacks which my receiver did not recognize as valid optical port. I had to switch to "DVD" IN order for my receiver to recognize the optical signal from the PS3. RESOLVED!
post #299 of 2911
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Originally Posted by CloakedPuppet View Post

Just an FYI for those of you with the Hitachi 51F59 - these sets DO NOT accept HDMI version 1.3 which is what PS3 uses. I talked to Hitachi's service department and they dropped this little bomb on me. They have no firmware update as of right now. Using HDMI for your PS3 with this TV will cause the types of difficulties I mentioned in my last post. I'm not sure if this same problem occurs with other size sets in this series but I imagine they have the same firmware so...

Since I'm a new here I can't link yet but there is a thread where I found the problem occuring with another AV Forum user. You can do a search for "2 Week old Hitachi 51F59A - Color/Screen Flashes, Problems " in the rear projection forum. Needless to say I'm not too impressed with Hitachi right now. Hopefully they get on with a firmware update soon.

i have the hitachi 57f59 and i have my ps3 hooked up via hdmi and it's worked perfect so far with no problems at all. maybe i'm lucky ,but i will take it. i have watched a blue ray dvd and played several hours of games with no issues. oh and my tv has firmware 1.3. just an fyi
post #300 of 2911
Going back to the XBR1 post, I work for BBY and in their defense I knew better but our sony reps were telling us that it supports 1080p. I asked in the sony store here in the Dallas galleria and they said the same.

But now to my real issue, I cannot get my d*mned Westy LVM-37W1 to accept 1080P from my ps3, it will from my PC via DVI, but not via my ps3 even into DVI1 which is the supporting input. It registers as 1080p but it displays as if the resolution is out of the range of the set. It supports 1080p 60hz im confused. Im running it through an Elite VSX-81TXV which is HDMI 1.2 and supports 1080p passthrough, ive tried it there and direct to the monitor... Woe is me, any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
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